FEMA Ranks Charlotte Among Top U.S. Cities for Flood Risk Management

Leo Caplanides
Leo.Caplanides@charlottenc.gov
9/28/2021
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Media availability on Sept. 29 (2-3 p.m.) at Little Sugar Creek Greenway along Westfield Road to learn more about important changes to flood insurance discounts and flood safety resources available to residents.

FEMA National Flood Insurance Program Community Rating System Award

About the CRS Class 3 Rating

  • A Class 3 rating represents a 35 percent discount on flood insurance for all Charlotte properties

  • This discounted rate will save residents nearly $1 million on flood insurance costs annually

  • Charlotte is the top-rated city in the state and in the top 1 percent nationwide of the communities participating in the CRS program 

  • CRS is a voluntary program with more than 95 participating communities in the state and more than 1,500 nationwide 

How to purchase flood insurance through the National Flood Insurance Program

Media Availability
Sept. 29, 2-3 p.m.
Little Sugar Creek Greenway near the intersection of Westfield Road and Plantation Place in Charlotte. Street parking is available.

Learn more about important changes to flood insurance discounts in our community and other flood safety resources available to residents, including the Flood Information Notification System and Storm Water Services’ 3D Floodzone maps.

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